Silent Hall of Fame has created a Silent Gems Collection of rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please use the link below to see the Silent Gems Collection of rare films on DVD.
"The Penalty" (1920) is a powerful crime drama, in which Lon Chaney delivers one of his most memorable performances.
An inexperienced doctor needlessly amputates a boy's legs after a traffic accident. The boy grows up to be a criminal mastermind, determined to revenge himself on society and on the doctor that crippled him for life a long time ago.
The film has a strong 7.6 rating in IMDB.
Directed by Wallace Worsley Produced by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation Scenario Charles Kenyon Based on the novel The Penalty by Gouverneur Morris Starring Lon Chaney Cinematography Donovan Short Editing by J.G. Hawks, Frank E. Hull Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures Release dates August 1920 Running time 90 m. Country USA Language Silent film, English intertitles
You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.
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